Chicago Bears: Three dream replacements for Matt Nagy
By Cody Young
Coaches who would be dream replacements for Matt Nagy should he be fired
The Chicago Bears brought on Matt Nagy to be their head coach before the 2018 season. He was replacing Ryan Pace’s hire, John Fox. The John Fox regime was a complete and utter failure. Poor talent and a poor scheme lead to some awful years for the Bears.
As stated above, Matt Nagy was brought on after a horrid 5-11 2017 season. Matt Nagy was a hot coaching candidate around this time. He was a known Andy Reid guy and with the success, Doug Pederson had around this time, made other teams want to get their hands in Andy Reid’s tree.
The Bears have never really been known as an offensive team but the addition of Matt Nagy and the fact that they drafted Mitch Trubisky, lead to some excitement around the team. Trading for Khalil Mack made an already good defense a legitimate powerhouse unit and expectations were higher for this team.
The Chicago Bears had a great year in 2018, going 12-4 to win the division and make the playoffs for the first time in several years. The offense really wasn’t that great that year but the defense was so good that they really didn’t need to.
Out of almost three years, it’s safe to say that 2018 was probably the best year that the offense has played under Nagy. As time went on the thought process was that Mitch would get better and so would the offense. Unfortunately, neither of these things has happened and Nagy himself has been quick to deflect blame.
This year, in particular, I feel that fans have really grown frustrated and impatient with Nagy’s scheme and some really want him gone. It may be wishful thinking but if the Bears do decide to move on from him, here are some guys that I would consider dream replacements.